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this morning on "early today," attack on libya. the coalition assaults intensifies as a defiled gadhafi promises a long fight. under pressure. another potential set back as japan struggles to contain it nuclear reactor crisis. and fallen star. fans mourn the sudden death of germany's most beloved zoo fans mourn the sudden death of germany's most beloved zoo animal. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry.
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and today we begin with targeting libya. american and european militaries spent the weekend launching intense strikeses on libya in a mission aimed at halting the brutal attacks on rebels. although american officials say the u.s. is not trying to kill gadhafi, operation odyssey dawn appears to have hit close to home for the libyan leader. nbc news has learned that english forces conducted a strike on his compound. it was not known where gadhafi was at the time, but according to the new york times, journalists did not report any casualties. meanwhile robert gates says that the u.s. expects to hand over control of the mission to a coalition in a matter of days. that coalition will probably be headed either by the french or english or by nato. for more on the operation, we go to nbc's brian mooar. all right with a second day of fighter jet attacks and missile strikes, european an american
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forces have blinded moammar gadhafi's air defenses, crippled his air force and now are threatening to pound his army into submission. >> we judge these strikes to have been very effective and significantly degrading the regime's air defense capability. >> reporter: the libyan leader threatened that long bitter fight. hours later, he declared the second cease fire in less than a week. in brazil, president obama declared libya's fate will be decided by libyans. >> the change they seek must be driven by their own people. >> reporter: and he's drawn sharp boundaries for the u.s. military. >> the president has been very clear that we're not going to put any boots on the ground. this isn't about occupation. >> reporter: the mission? halting gadhafi's attacks on civilians. but the end game is not so clear. >> so the mission can be accomplished and gadhafi can remain in power? >> that's certainly potentially one outcome. >> reporter: and it may be
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gadhafi alone who decides how and when this will fight ends. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. meanwhile in japan, staggering new estimates of the death toll there coupled with fresh problems at the crippled nuclear complex are overshadowing some success with cooling the overheated reactors. there is word that workers have been evacuated after gray smoke was seen rising from reactor number three. an unexpected rise in pressure has ignited fresh fears. will this as japanese officials had announced two of the plant's six overheated reactor units were safely cooled down. high leve of radiation have been found in tap water, greens, and raw political being, all that as officials now predict the death toll will exceed 18,000. and now shear a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. about california, and he is are could you team was called in to save four people from a
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submerged car. the rescue was set if motion after the driver attempted to cross a creek bed and became stuck. the first kay of spring hit southern california with heavy pounding rain and high winds. the car's occupants were all rescued without injury. in arkansas, a train derailment has led to the death of a motorist. the driver was waiting at a track crossing when one of the five derailed cars landed on top of the vehicle crushing it. investigators worked throughout the might to determine what caused the derailment. and finally, in new york dozens of men took a little more than off the top at the top of the annual event. the group ordered up buzz cuts and clean shaves to raise money for children battling cancer. the event was a success raising more than $30,000. but its also gave the men a chance to show solidarity with children who lose their hair during chemotherapy. great event there. well, now a look at your national and reenlgle gional we
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here is bill karins with the ret channel forecast. >> good morning. this isn't what i had in mind for the beginning of spring. i was kind of hoping for a nice spring forecast and warmth and unfortunately, we have two big storms. one is the one that hit california this weekend, santa barbara picked up six inches of rain, amazing totals. and they're still getting it out there in the west. we have a little piece of energy, a smaller storm, but it will still cause problems this morning especially up in new england. southern half of the face still very warp, you're enjoying it, no problems for you. colder air has moved in to the northern plains. but up through the great lakes, pennsylvania and now through the mid-atlantic, our storm system is moving. light rain in philadelphia. and the white on this map, this is snow that is falling in areas new binghamton, the higher terrain outside of syracuse and also now snow being reported in the poconos. and it looks like rain for areas of new jersey. may see snowflakes if northwest jersey. eventually it will move through new england. temperatures are cold enough
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especially in the adirondacks and maine that we'll pick up snow. so we're expecting 6 to 12 inches in the announce continues. lower he will indicatielevation an inch.announce continues. lower elevations, probably only an inch. a lot of people will see snow and won't be happy about it. as i mentioned, beautiful from texas to florida. and there is that wet weather and cool weather from new york up through boss on. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. sunny and nice in florida, 81 in orlando, keeps up your streak of just a gorgeous spring. columbus ohio today, 68 degrees, a little windy, too. we won't see rain all day, but early showers. kansas city nice at 77. and lynn, we're not country ye done yet, we'll see a snowstorm in the plains tomorrow. >> just seems appropriate for the way the winter has been. >> it does.
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also coming up, gas does another jump at the bump, and best american city to find a job in. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. sglus sgloo plus did bradley cooper's new thriller about brain power have limitst potential at the box office? coming up, a trail of upsets in the ncaa tournament and an inspiring story of one college athlete who refused to let anything stop him from reaching the top. a good story. you're watching "early today."
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>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. in brazil, on president obama's first stop on a three nation tour of latin america yesterday, he declared his support for latin america's largest economy saying the nation can serve as a model for pro democracy movements around the world. today obama heads to chile where several hundred people protested
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asking the president to apologize for america's involvement in chile's 1973 coup which ousted a democratically elected government with a military dictatorship. yemen's embattled president has fired his cabinet amid mounting protests calling for an end to his three decade long rule. that came after members of his own tribe demanded his resignation yesterday over the government's recent attacks on unarmed protesters. the german magazine has published two photographs depicting american soldiers in afghanistan posing with the corpse of an afghan civilian they're accused of murdering. they're among several probing the death of three unarmed afghans last year. it is unclear how the paper obtained them. in a statement the army called the actions depicted repugnant. and fans of knut can
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mourning his sudden unexpected death. the 40-year-old barrel who was rejected by his mother at birth passed away after suffering a short spasm in front of hundreds of zoo visitors. now an early look at one of your top health headlines. are you into giant handbags? a lot of us are guilty of this. well, according to one relationship expert, it's a woman's way of showing she's a caretaker who can provide. but a recent study showed it weighs nearly 14 pounds tnd can cause bad posture and pain. the american chiropractic association warns against carrying a bag that's more than 10% of your body weight. for more information on this and other health story, check out the health page at energy early today health is brought to you by vanlg sill. bring yourself back. >> and now here is an early look at how wall street will kick off
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the day. the dow opens at 11,858 after gaining 83 points on friday. the s&p inched up i 5. the nasdaq add 7. taking a look overseas tradinging, the nikkei rose 244 while in hong kong, the hang seng claimed 384. global worries are bound to make for another bumpy week on wall street, but news of a major merger in the wireless world could give stock as strong start. at&t will pay a whopping $39 billion in cash and stock for fourth place rival t-mobile. the deal is sure to generate antitrust opposition, but if approved, the combination would create the largest cell phone company in the u.s., bumping verizon to second. overseas this morning, unrest in libya and uncertainty over japan's energy crisis pushed the price of crude up in early trade. meanwhile investors smaped up
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bargains in asian markets despite sobering news from a world bank predicting it could take five years for japan to rebuild from its twin catastrophes. on the road to redruks, nissan plans to start production at five of its six japanese plants this week, while sony says one of its plants in northern japan could be open within days. back at home, reports on on housing, gross domestic product and durable goods orders are and you would due this week as well as earnings from research in motion, oracle and best buy. over the weekend, boeing put its newest and largest passenger plane to a success ifle flight test. the average price of regular gas jumped another seven cents over the past two weeks to $3.57 a gallon. and finally, in a recent survey of the best u.s. cities to find a job, minneapolis has taken the top spot. based on its low unemployment rate and cost of living. number two spot goes to the texas capital of austin.
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well, march madness whittles down to crunch time with upsets galore. including marquette mashing up the orange men. your sports headlines straight ahead. the roller coaster ride known as march weather continues with rain and unfortunately snow in the forecast. your monday forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, as the dust settles from in weekend's frantic action in the ncaa tournament, this are several teams still standing that weren't expected to. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good monday morning. eight more teams punch their ticket to the sweet 16. florida state pulled off the upset of the day, knocked out number two notre dame and it wasn't even close. bernard james led will the way with 14 and the defense did the rest. florida state shocked the irish 71-57. vcu had to play in a play in game to get to the big dance. now they're the bell of the ball. they tomorrhey dominated purdue. up next florida state. marquette and syracuse. darrius johnson gave them the lead with under 30 seconds to
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lead. marquette stunned syracuse. next up, north carolina. arizona and texas down to the wire, wildcats down two, derrick williams the lay up and foul. that tied it and the free throw put arizona on top. one last chance for the longhorns. a wild attempt, a mad scramble for the rebound. gary johnson appeared to be fouled, but no call. arizona advances 79-69. ohio state and kansas won easily, but number one duke received a scare from michigan. closing seconds, duke up two, a shot to tie or win. morris had the chance and just missed the runner. duke survived 73-71. arizona up next. finally a saying in sportses that you should never underestimate the heart of a champion. anthony roblis embodies that i i deal. he refused to let anything hold him back and saturday the arizona state senior became the best of the best winning college wrestling's national title in the 125 pound division. he finished the season an
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undefeated 36-0 and credits his incredibly strong grip to his use of crutches, an incredibly inspiring story that truly proves nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. coming up, find out who took the box office title this weekend. the samd guy who is reportedly breaking hearts all over hollywood. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus you might think living to 100 years old would be enough of an accomplishment. not for this guy. you're watching "early today."
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hope you had a wonderful weekend. the worst travel weather today will take place up in new england. high elevations could see heavy snow, we're talking maine, vermont, new york, new hampshire. connecticut, pennsylvania, only the highest of elevations will see snow. philly and new york, d.c., a period of rain. but watch the northern plains. today you're okay. tomorrow we'll see thunderstorms and we'll get snow, too. snow with the areas north of minneapolis, but thunderstorms could be severe in the middle of the country. that will be an interesting scene tomorrow. if you're watchings us on eyi nbc 25 flint, michigan, see how the study of bugs helps investigators solve real criminal cases at the alfred p. sloan new see you will. and that's your "early today" event of the day.
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>> good morning, everyone. all right. bill, thank you. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. bradley cooper took a step toward proven box office status will this weekend as his new film debuted in the number one spot. limitless took in $19 million for the win, but the box office itself is on a losing streak. year to date ticket sales are off 20%. the film "rango" held on to the second spot with more than $15 million. the alien invasion tale battle los angeles which many experts picked to win dropped nearly 60% from its audience of last weekend and falling to roughly $14.5 million. the lincoln lawyer played slightly better than expected finishing fourth with $13.4 million. the alien road trip comedy paul disappointed landing in fifth. and finally, let's go back to bradley cooper, please, just so we can look at him.
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people reports he's broken up with renee zellweger with several blogs linking him to sandra bullock and jessica biel. this comes to us from wcau in philadelphia where in nearby williams town, new jersey, one man showed you're never too old to do something totally outrageous. fred decided to celebrate 100 years of living by taking a giant leap from a plane. why not. his birthday jump was planned five years ago after his first die could i have on his 95th birthday. he said he'd suit up again if me to 100. he's a man of his word. he took the plug and landed safely. >> there's a lot of pressure on the guy planning. you got a 100-year-old vaped to you. >> yeah, you have to at that time brunt of it, which looks like he kind of did. >> smooth as can be. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. we had some light rain overnight. we'll probably see some showers and a thunderstorm today. we have some scattered light rain showers around baltimore right now. we see heavy stuff around the mountains. the chance for rain will be increasing today. a mixture of clouds and sun china today. maybe a thunderstorm. high temperatures in the low 60s. we will check the seven-day forecast when i come back. >> 45 degrees on tv hill.
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here's a look ahead to 11 news today. >> a boy is shot and killed playing with a gun. i have details in a live report. >> assaults on libya. an update on operation odyssey n.w
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good monday morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> we had some rain last night. the further we go into the morning, the better chance we'll get some steadier rain. temperatures around the

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